Antony Loewenstein is an Australian German freelance investigative journalist, author and filmmaker.
Loewenstein has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, Haaretz, The Washington Post, The New York Review of Books, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Sydney’s Sun-Herald, The Bulletin, ZNet, The Big Issue, Crikey, CounterPunch, and the online magazine New Matilda among others. He appears regularly on TV, radio, in public and at universities around the world discussing current affairs and politics.
For his book Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe, Loewenstein travelled across the US, Britain, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and Australia to witness the reality of Disaster Capitalism—the hidden world of privatized detention centers and militarized private security, formed to protect corporations as they profit from war zones. He visited Britain’s immigration detention centres, toured the prison system in the United States, and dug into the underbelly of the companies making a fortune from them. In his book, Loewenstein reveals the dark history of how large multinational corporations have become more powerful than governments, supported by media and political elites.